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80s-90s American film, possibly even 2000s. It's about a mother and teenage daughter (there may also be a younger sister/brother), and they always go from city to city, and never settle in one place. The mother always sleeps around with random men and the mother and daughter never get on. Towards the end of the film they finally settle down in one place. They have Southern accents.

Hi guys !

It's an American film, from 80-90s. Maybe 2000s.
A Southern accented mother and teenage daughter (12-15 years old (there may be two girls, or a girl and a younger brother - can't quite remember).
They're always travelling from city to city and they never settle down in one place. The mother and daughter are always arguing. The mother sleeps around a lot with a lot of men.
They finally settle down in one city , and the daughter is happy here and she has a boyfriend.
There's one scene where the girl is with her boyfriend and her period comes and she says something like, "I forgot my Aunty Rose was coming over, sorry I gotta go" and then she leaves.
At the end of the film (If I remember correctly), it shows the mother and daughter in their house , all happy, and fooling around with period pads stuck to their head.
The camera zooms out and we see a man standing on the side of the screen, and we realise that he was the narrator of the film.

I do not know any of the actors names and I remember nothing else of the film.
This has been on my mind for YEARS and I still don't remember the title :|

Thanks for your help !
asked Nov 5, 2012 in Name That Movie by GAHGAH (11 points)

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Gavin O'Connor's TUMBLEWEEDS from 2000, starring Janet McTeer as the always-uprooting mother.
answered Dec 10, 2012 by Edward Peregrine (736 points)
selected Dec 10, 2012 by GAHGAH
You cannot understand how happy I am that I finally know what the film is called. For years I have had no relationship with my mum and this film somehow brought us together. Thank you SO much !